Mani Ratnam's One-On-One



As Mani Ratnam ingeminates the life and times of a creator, I continue to be amazed by his philosophy of cinema.

Continue reading part 2 of Mani Ratnam’s One-on-One with Vikatan. Don’t expect any info about Aayitha Ezhuthu. It is all about Mani Ratnam and his World of Cinema.

44 thoughts on “Mani Ratnam's One-On-One

  1. Aayitha Ezhuthu Movie Review – A True ‘Maathiyosi’

    As you stroll down the dark cinema hall to watch Aayitha Ezhuthu and if you are a few minutes late, you might assume that the climax is around. So begins the latest Mani Ratnam flick Aayitha Ezhuthu. And hey, you needn’t worry for there is lot more to…

  2. carry on boss,i find a cause to live in this rotten world after watching your masterpieces.may god[if there is any]bless you.

    your wellwisher,
    biplob,from bangladesh

  3. How can I get a script to Mr.Ratnam. I know he can make justice for the movie
    thank you in advance
    Sandeep

  4. hi sir iam a very big fan of yours.i want to be in touch with you . i want your e mail id sir. please send me ur mail id and address.thanking you

  5. hello sir,
    ur my all time fav. dir. i get a 100 dreams daily that i have become ur assistant director. all the best for ur future classics sir.
    loving srinath

  6. Sir,

    I have a script for a beautiful Film. Please let me know your email address i will forward it to you. The script is for rajanikanth

    pavan

  7. I am a great fan of u. Ur style and matters of interest while directing a film impresses me a lot.

    Hats Off !!! to MANIRATNAM Sir

  8. Dear Sir,

    My name is Aneesha and I am interested in featuring in your films. Infact it has been my ambition to to become an actress. And what better Godfather than you.

    Could I have your E-mail Id so that I can send you my photographs

    Thanking Yoy,
    Yours truly,
    Aneesha Babi.

  9. Dear Sir,

    My name is Aneesha and I am interested in featuring in your films. Infact it has been my ambition to to become an actress. And what better Godfather than you.

    Could I have your E-mail Id so that I can send you my photographs

    Thanking Yoy,
    Yours truly,
    Aneesha Babi.

  10. Vannakam Mani Sir,

    I have a question..how come you have not done any movies with Mr Kamal Hassan after the classic movie,Nayagan?

    Tamil movie industry deserves genius people,like you both, to work together and produce master pieces.

    I honestly think that only you both trying to take Tamil cinema to the next level (though there are quite a few trying to pull it down to a lower level!).

    I would like to appreciate and thank you for your work.

    Sriram

  11. Dear Mr. Ratnam – We understand you are in the process of making a film on awareness on disability.

    I am a spinal injury quadriplegic working with UNNATI an NGO working on vulnerability reduction and on disability issues in Gujarat. We have a vast network of organisations working in this area and have a big bank of information and material. We would love to provide material and information which would be of use to you.

    Kindly let us know how to contact you . Thanks and all the best for the film – a much needed one.

    Regards – Arindam Mitra

  12. Dear Sir,
    I am a fan of you and my aim is to become a director and i am really looking forward to work with you if not atleast you must watch my debut film because i have the confidence that i can make a film.

  13. dear mani ratnam sir,

    hi this is arjun. i am from londn and have designed a film including part of the script. the film is called “1 4 3 (i love you ) the secret of success”. more details please contact me….

  14. Sir,
    This is my kind request to you kindly to make a film about Union Carbide Bhopal tragedy, which accident tooks 20000 lives and still continuing.

  15. hi..

    this is karthik from london. just saw some news in the net about u r health.

    hope u are normal now..well all my colleagues in here like u a lot.Takecare..

  16. sir iam 23 year old post grduate guy intreasted in acting please give me chance in acting , I am very much intreasted to act from my child hood ,as now a days actors are coming from only influenced place , and people like me find very difficult to enter if any profiles any other necesities from my side please inform me.

  17. hai sir,
    i am mad fan of your movies also a student of architecture doing my 3rd year undergraduation in b.arch.we’ve got a competition project of designing a residence for an ICON.and i am proud to say you r our option sir.before initiating our project we just needed to know of your ideas and expectations as a client to an architect.i’ve tried 2 knw of ue ideas frm different sources and finallu i got thru this.kindly spare me ur valuable minits 2 share ur precious ideas 2 us by replying 2 my request.kindly help the budding architects 2 get thru the victory.pls reply as soon as possible as the final date falls on this january end.hopefully waiting for ur reply….thankig you

    your helpseeker,
    v.manivel .

  18. Mani Ratnam sir,

    I’m a great fan of yours, i believe creativity and imagination are the sole of one’s heart, but most of the people dont bring it forward, people like you are ever lasting, your creativity is unique, i have a script wich would suit your creativity. I would be happy if you want to know about it, I’m hopefully waiting for your reply, your’s greatest fan ever…

  19. Dear sir,
    i am great fan of you.your film will have great
    craze in india.i like your selection of tunes
    for your music,why you have separated from ilayaraja,great musician of india,i want a film
    of you with him,please do it for your fan.

  20. hello sir how are you?

    i am raja. my ambition is film director.

    so i can joined your assit director.

    please permit me.please reply me.

    waiting for you…………!

    thanking for you

    k.raja

  21. respected sir,
    im srinidhi from chennai…i’ve just completed my board exams…i love movies and music…my ambition is to become a director and a singer…i really want to get the chance to assist you in one of ur forth coming films…atleast a song or a scene…i plan to take up bsc.electronic media or vis.com so it will help me in my career…please don’t deny my request.

    nidhi

  22. respected sir i belong to Rajasthan at Bikaner. i think acting is my life.no other work is likeed by me then acting. i know its a tough way but i know its not impossible. i have confidence that i can do the best in this field.i need ur help.thx in advance.wish u all the best for ur next films.good bye till meet.

  23. Sir,
    My friend is an ardent fan of yours. I have been trying to get her a copy of pallavi anu pallavi as she has the rest of your films as her collection. Please let me know where i could get her a copy of the film. I have tried in most of the places but to no avail. Please let me know wher i could get her a copy as it would make her immensely happy !
    thank u …

  24. hello sir,
    I am from ap, I am woking an asst director in tollywood. I saw u r all movies. I like very much your movie dalapati. That sad song was very impressed me. Sir give me u r e-mail address personally. I wrote some stories I want u r judgement my stories

  25. HELLO SIR,
    I AM NOT GOING TO BLINDLY REQUEST U TO TAKE ME AS UR ASSISTANT.BUT I HUMBLY REQUEST U 2 CLEAR SOME OF MY QUESTIONS..PLS.
    HOW WILL U CHOOSE AN ASSISTANT AND IN WHAT BASIS?WHETHER U WILL KEEP SOME CREATIVE TESTS?OR WE HAV TO SHOW OUR WORKS?
    I WANT U TO INTERVIEW ME AND LET ME TO PROVE MY TALENT.AWAITING FOR UR REPLY.
    THANK U!

  26. Dear Mr.Mani,

    Sorry to call u so….in my IT industry it is very common…which always leads to success with high level of spirit without maintaining the gaps with our superiors…

    coming back to the question, if you are given a chance to define yourself in one line, how do you define yourself ?

    If u ask me the question back, you will find my answer below:
    “A man of versatile tastes of life” .

    Now, I am 26 years old and I can say that it took 26 years for me to define myself simply.

    Being your fan, I would like to know your definition. Being a director with different caliber & with versatile approaches, it will be very easier for you. So, eagerly waiting for your definition. May be, you can write to my hotmail id too. Still more, I would like to share with you but I should allow others also to post their views and comments.See you then.Bye.

    Cheers,
    Anbu.
    (anbu78@hotmail.com).

  27. Is there any english version of this interview. Sorry, but I am a telugu guy and would luv to read his opinions on whatever questions they are. He is a smart ass. When I am watching his movies (sorry names are in telugu) gharshana, dalapathi, geetanjali or any one for that matter, it really amazes me how on earth could he come up with such scripts in those times. Its also worth mentioning that he always had the BEST team working for him. P.C.SreeRam, Ravi K Chandran, Sibu Cyril, great Ilayaraja, Rehman to name a few. Like some software company CEO has said it “We are the best ‘coz we hire the BEST”. Your team is important when you are making a movie or building a software its all the same philosophy. Anyways I can speak a lot on this, but signing off

  28. Reflections on Mani Ratnam’s Aayitha Ezhuthu

    Guest Blog 9 – Anand Chandrasekharan This is not a film review. You can catch one (some of them reviewing the filmmaker, than the film) here on LazyGeek, here and here. A prolific filmmaker like Mani Ratnam makes one think,…

  29. hello sir…!!!!
    im a huge fan of urs….loved ur masterpieces….!!! wud luv 2 act in ur movie one fine day….n….i hope it comes true soon…
    wud like 2 stay in touch with u…

    keep up the gud work…!!! waiting 4 ur next masterpiece…!!!

    cheers
    roopa
    roopa.anbalagan@gmail.com

  30. Dear Mani sir,

    i like u most and ur direction well-most.i have seen all ur film. sir…. i am much interested in film direction and wish to become assistant director with you. But i dont know the way to meet you and ur mail id to contact you.so please… help me… by replying me.
    Yours truely
    Arun savip
    (arunsavip_b@yahoo.co.in)

  31. Dear Mani sir,

    i like u most and ur direction well-most.i have seen all ur film. sir…. i am much interested in film direction and wish to become assistant director with you. But i dont know the way to meet you and ur mail id to contact you.so please… help me… by replying me.
    Yours truely
    Arun savip
    (arunsavip_b@yahoo.co.in)

  32. Dear Mani sir,

    i like u most and ur direction well-most.i have seen all ur film. sir…. i am much interested in film direction and wish to become assistant director with you. But i dont know the way to meet you and ur mail id to contact you.so please… help me… by replying me.
    Yours truely
    Arun savip
    (arunsavip_b@yahoo.co.in)

  33. Hello Sir, I am kumar from Malaysia,
    I am have deep interest to join in your movie,
    I was an actor in my old days, so kindly contact me at 60-019545 7037

  34. hello sir ur movies are simply impressive and thought provoking. sir, i wish u become ‘eternal’ and carry on for ever…..love u ……

  35. dear sir i m not your fan but u can be my idle i have my aim and dreams which i have to fulfill it but by your helps i have a very good comedy film script which i have prepare by working day and nights and i want to start my carrear with an ideal person that is you if u want to help me u can call me on 23086432 i had call u but dont have urs number i will wait for ur call

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